Teaching "Dynamic Glucose Management" using digital "Flipped Learning"
by Birmingham Women's and Children's Foundation Trust
Pre-COVID-19, Birmingham Women's and Children's Foundation Trust taught Continuous Glucose Monitoring face to face, prioritising Dynamic Glucose Management strategies. Published results showed efficacy after six months. The pandemic required a re-think and creation of a digital package that used ‘flipped learning’ instead of traditional teaching methods. The package included a personalised interactive PDF with videos embedded and competency assessments via Google Forms. The published six-month data in Paediatric Diabetes demonstrated that this approach achieved parity in clinical outcomes while requiring half the healthcare professional time at an 18% cost saving (£5,371 to £4,401) to educate 50 children and young people.
"This was an outstanding entry, demonstrating a rapid transition from face-2-face to virtual. It had a good timeline of using user feedback to drive improvement. The entry worked really well on inclusion and diversity and had lots of children with additional needs included. It was very accessible and a good option, in bite size chunks. It was strong at engaging families, robust and filled a need during COVID."
Deapp - Structured Diabetes Education Designed to be Fun and Simple for Patients, Families and Staff
by HEAL.med Community interest company - Deapp
HEAL.med Community interest company’s ‘Deapp’ is a structured education programme for children and young people with type 1 diabetes, delivering core content using a flipped learning approach. It triangulates patient self-learning, bespoke learning resources and a diabetes educator training programme to support patients’ education. Deapp consists of physical props, boards and games, along with bite-sized, animated videos. Using this approach helps to embed knowledge and empower patients in long-term self-management of their diabetes, while putting fun into their diabetes education.
"The Deapp entry demonstrated that digital inclusion had been thought about. It was sustainable and scalable. It had strong family involvement in this, with relatable images and a clear ongoing plan for funding. The judges liked that multiple families can access remotely and that it was a robust education programme. Plus a great deal of thought had gone into equality and diversity."